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Levey, Isaac (1798–1860)

Our obituary yesterday contained the name of an old and much respected colonist, Mr. Isaac Levey. Mr. Levey arrived in Sydney about twenty-six years ago, shortly after the death of his brother Solomon; who had amassed a great amount of property, a portion of which the deceased inherited. For many years Mr. Levey carried on a general importing business in George-street, and the profits he thereby acquired he invested in the erection of large and handsome buildings, many of which–such as those in Wynyard-square–are ornaments to our principal streets. Mr. Levey was a liberal contributor to the various charitable institutions of the city, and his death will be very generally lamented. The deceased was in his sixty-second year.

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'Levey, Isaac (1798–1860)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/levey-isaac-20488/text31409, accessed 11 May 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1798
London, Middlesex, England

Death

30 May 1860
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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